KATHMANDU, MAR 19 - Summit Air has inducted a second LET 410 aircraft into its fleet. The new 18-seater plane bearing the registration mark 9N-AKZ landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday.
Made in the Czech Republic, the LET 410 will be put into commercial operation after formalities have been completed at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Summit Air plans to import two more LET 410s to expand its services.
The carrier currently operates regular and charter services to airfields in remote and mountainous areas like Lukla, Surkhet, Bajura, Rara, Dolpa, Jumla and Humla with one LET 410 and two Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. With the latest addition to its fleet, it plans to operate flights to Jomsom, Mustang and Hum-de, Manang from Pokhara besides increasing the frequency on the Lukla sector.
“We have fulfilled the promise we made to our valued customers when importing the first LET 410 aircraft last October. The satisfaction of our customers after flying on the LET 410 and the immense market has encouraged us to import a second aircraft in such a short period,” said Bikash Rana, chairman of Summit Air.
On March 25 LET-410 9N-AKZ took its first commercial flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 6:15 am. The aircraft had arrived to Kathmandu on March 19. After a long wait of 6 days it took its first commercial flight. The aircraft will continue to serve the short take-off and landing (STOL) airfield, including tourist sectors.
The new LET410 UVP-E20 is believed to satisfy more customers with its comfortable seats with wide windows and spacious compartment. The new aircraft is another step from Summit Air to fulfill the need of its customer and to increase customer value.
"We would like to thank all the well wishers of Nepal for their support and good wishes during this period of national emergency. Nepal's earthquake has been covered by all International media and the damage has been extensive both in terms of loss of life and physical infrastructure. However, most of the sites and destinations for which hundred thousands of tourist visit Nepal have not been seriously affected by the recent earthquake and are safe for travel. We would like to encourage all the tourist who have been planning to visit Nepal in coming days to continue with their plan and visit this magnificent country without any fear. The income from tourism industry is about 10% of our GDP and it can help us rebuild our country. Your visit will surely help us to rebuild Nepal soon. SEE YOU IN NEPAL."
MD Mr. Manoj Karki
Summit Air is an airline based in kathmandu, Nepal. Goma Air was re-branded to Summit Air on 13 March 2017. The airline operates from short takeoff and landing (STOL) airstrips of western parts of Nepal. The airline received the first of two Let 410 aircraft in October 2014, to be used on flights to Lukla and Jomsom. The aircraft are financed by the Czech Republic Export Bank.
Today on 11 September 2017, Summit Air successfully operated test landing flight at Dolpo airport. Instructor Pilot Capt A.D Sherpa and instructor Capt R.B. Rokaya were the flight crew who conducted the test landing in LET 410 aircraft after recent black top of the Dolpo runway.
Summit Air will start regular flights to Dolpa
Taplejung District is the Mountain district of Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. The district covers 3,646 km2 (1,408 sq mi). The 2011 census counted 127,461 population. Taplejungis the district headquarters
The name Taplejung is derived from the name Taple and the word jung. Taple was the medieval Limbu king who used to rule the area and jung in the Limbu language means fort. Literally, Taplejung means Fort of King Taple.
Taplejung is in northeastern Nepal. The Tamur River flows through the district. The area is famous for Kanchenjunga – the third highest mountain in the world. The district is one of the most beautiful areas in eastern Nepal with spectacular landscapes, Himalayan peaks and a wide range of flora and fauna. Alpine grassland, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and subtropical forests and river valleys make up the region.
Manang is a town in the Manang District of Nepal. It is located at 28°40'0N 84°1'0E with an altitude of 3,519 metres (11,545 ft). According to the preliminary result of the 2 11 Nepal census it has a population of 6,527 people living in 1,495 individual households. Its population density is 3 persons/km2.
It is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi  River to the north of the Annapurna  mountain range. The river flows to the east. To the west, the 5,416-metre (17,769 ft) Thorong La pass leads to Muktinath  shrine and the valley of the Gandaki River. To the north there is the Chulu East  peak of 6,584 m (21,601 ft). Most groups trekking around the Annapurna range will take resting days in Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude, before taking on Thorong La pass. The village is situated on the northern slope], which gets the most sunlight and the least snow cover in the winter. The cultivation fields are on the north slope with terraces.
There are now motorable road as well as trails where goods are transported on jeep or mule trains or carried by porters. A small airport, located 2.5 km (1.6 mi) east of the town, serves the whole valley. The airport was begun in 1985. The development of a trail linking Manang to the Annapurna Conservation Area was finished in February 2011 and has brought many benefits to the villagers and the area.
Besides catering to trekkers, there is some agriculture and herding of yaks. There is a medical centre, which specializes in high-altitude sickness.